Batavia Oktoberfest ~ on North River Street

Batavia MainStreet brings Oktoberfest to the Fox Valley region this October 5th, 6th & 7th on North River Street!

Join us as we present a traditional Oktoberfest event in our beautiful river community which will feature authentic German food, music, entertainment and of course, beer!

Official Sam Adams stein hoisting contests on Friday night and Saturday night.

***New this year! Oktoberfest Family Day!!! You may have noticed that we added a day onto our Downtown Batavia festival. Sunday will be full of fun for the entire family including games, kid focused entertainment on stage, and event a Metronet Sports Zone viewing area for football fans.

All Batavia Oktoberfest happenings will be hosted on North River Street between Wilson Street and Spring Street.

Friday, Oktober 5

4:30pm – Gates Open!!
5:00pm – Bergermeister Jeff Schielke Welcome Speech and Tapping of the Keg followed by Community Band
5:20pm – Batavia Dance Academy
5:45 – Kane County Chronicle Presents: Herr & Frau Festmeister
6:00 – 10:00 pm – Mike Knauf and Die Musikmeisters
7:00pm – Sam Adams Women’s Stein Hoisting Contest Qualifying Round
8:15pm – Sam Adams Men’s Stein Hoisting Contest Qualifying Round

Presenting Sponsor

Want to compete in the Stein hoisting finals? Qualify at one of these Downtown Batavia Bars.

September 22

  • Pal Joey’s 7-9pm
  • Wilson Street Tavern 8-10pm
  • Bar Evolution 9-10:30pm
  • Bulldog Cellar 8-10pm

Main Stage Sponsor


September 28

  • Bulldog Cellars 8-10pm

September 29

  • Gammon Coach House 6-8pm
  • Rivers Edge Bar & Grill 8-10pm

Saturday, Oktober 6

11:00am – gates open & Batavia Academy of Dance
1:00 – 4:00pm – The Johnny Wagner Band
4:30pm – Batavia Community Band
5:00pm – Dirndl/Lederhosen Contest
6:00 – 10:00pm – The Johnny Wagner Band
7:00pm – Sam Adams Women’s Stein Hoisting Contest Finals
8:15pm – Sam Adams Men’s Stein Hoisting Contest Finals

Click here to register
for the Brat Trot!

Sunday, Oktober 7 – Family Day!

9:30am – Interfaith Church Service
10:00am – Brat Trot 5K
12:00pm – Miss Carol’s Macaroni Soup
1:00-5:00pm – Ed Wagner’s Lustige Band
1:00-5:00pm – Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Face Painting

Looking to Help?

We’re looking for sponsors and volunteers. Are you interested?

Click Below To Volunteer and Join the Oktoberfest Team! Receive a t-shirt and exclusive access to the Volunteer Lounge!

Make sure to enjoy other stage events including the chicken dance, stein hoisting contests, yodeling, and other fun contests throughout the event.


Family Day Sponsors

Tent Sponsors